Low pressure developing off to our southeast and high pressure developing to our northwest will return a settling southwest airflow to much of the country this weekend.
Brisk winds are still expected along many of the eastern coastal regions tomorrow. That includes Wellington and Wairarapa during the early part of the day. But the winds are expected to ease as we get into the afternoon hours.
A few showers will still be possible about the top of the North Island tomorrow. The deep south could also see a few showers.
By Sunday, the ridge of high pressure over the Tasman Sea will take hold of our weather. That is expected to result in a dry and settled day for all of New Zealand.
On Monday, a weak little front will try and kick off the upcoming week with some precipitation for the Mainland. The front should washout before it gets to the North Island. So several days in a row of settled weather are expected for the NI.
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By Howard Joseph, WeatherWatch.co.nz